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Please be aware that there has been a change of date to the Policy Committee originally scheduled for Tuesday 12 May 2015. This meeting  date has been changed to Tuesday 05 May 2015. The start time of the meeting of 7:00pm will remain the same. 



Localism Act 2011 - Adoption of New Codes of Conduct - Notice is hereby given that Hemsworth Town Council adopted a new code of conduct on 26th June 2012 to meet the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 which came into force on 1st July 2012. The code deals with the conduct that is expected of members and co-opted members of the council when they are acting in their capacity. The code also makes provision for the registration and disclosure of interests as provided in the Act.Please Click here to see a copy of the completed disclosure forms A-M & click here to see N-Z. A copy of the Code is included in the Town Council’s Standing Orders.Details of all these documents are available from the Council office.

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Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld

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Hemsworth Water Park has two lakes; the largest lake is available for pedalo rides and has sandy beaches; the smallest lake is in a more secluded area to attract wildlife. Both lakes are stocked for fishing which is available all year round dawn till dusk. There are also plenty of grassed areas for picnics and games.

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Playworld is an outdoor adventure playground within the Water Park and is suitable for children of all ages with a tower slide, climbing frames, toddler’s sandpit area and a miniature railway.

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Charges & Opening Times

Hemsworth Water Park
- Open all year round - from 9am to 5pm
- Car parking - £3.00 (10am to 4pm)

- Available all year round, dawn to dusk
- Adult day permit - £4.50 per peg
- Child's day permit - £2.50 per peg 
Fishing matches can be booked through the administration office on 01977 617617.

Please note that the following attractions are available from 11:00am to 6:00pm 7 days a week

All opening times are subject to weather. During periods of changeable weather please ring 01977 617617 to confirm availability.

Marine Craft
Pedalo rides - paddle boards, mambo canoes and ocean duo canoes 
- £1.00 per person 
- Entry into Playworld is £3.00 per child
- Free entry into Playworld for adults and children under 2 years
- Miniature railway train rides are £1.00 per person 


Concessions for local residents
Residents of Hemsworth, Fitzwilliam or Kinsley are entitled to a permit for a reduction in the cost of some of the facilities that are available at the Water Park. To obtain a permit you should visit the Community Centre with a document showing your name and address. For £2.00 per household each person will be given their own permit which entitles the holder to unlimited free entry into Playworld and reduced price day and annual fishing tickets. You will also be issued with a pass for free parking at the Water Park. Residents aged thirteen or under can obtain a Water Park permit free of charge. (Please note that rides on the miniature railway are not included in the Playworld entry fee and no concessions will be made on production of a Water Park permit.)


Hemsworth Water Park is situated off the B6273 which links the A628 in Hemsworth with the A638 at Nostell. Coaches must enter via Hoyle Mill Road opposite the Farmers public house in Kinsley. Cars and pedestrians can either enter off Hoyle Mill Road or directly off the B6273 via the Hemsworth Park Care Centre entrance road. The nearest train station is Fitzwilliam (just a 10 minute walk from the park) which is served by the main Leeds-Doncaster or Leeds-Sheffield routes. A bus stop is directly outside the park.

(Address for sat nav: Hoyle Mill Road, Kinsley, Pontefract, WF9 5JB)

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